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Virtualize a performance monitoring unit for the guest's use


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: 2011-01-29
  • Percentage of completion: 90%

Detailed Description

Provide a virtualized PMU to guests to allow better profiling using standard tools. This is targeted for the 3.3 kernel upstream and will land in Fedora 17.

Benefit to Fedora

Users with KVM guests will be able to use standard profiling tools which allow for better monitoring and debugging.


Kernel updates scheduled for mainline 3.3 kernel already in F17 Qemu userspace updates targeted for the 1.1 release already in F17

How To Test

  • FIXME(Test plan to be written)

User Experience

Users will be able to run standard profiling tools requiring PMU inside of KVM guests.

Contingency Plan

None necessary.

Release Notes

KVM users can now run standard perf profiling tools within KVM guests.


Coming soon

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